Career demo | Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Our high-caliber team of lawyers excels in delivering professional legal services focused on globally oriented Swiss commercial law. We strive to be as large as necessary yet as small as feasible, ensuring tailored support for our clients' needs.

At Pestalozzi, we share your passion for law and shaping the future. Our team comprises strong, empathic, and entrepreneurial individuals dedicated to delivering exceptional legal services to prestigious clients. We support strategic business decisions, tackle critical issues across borders, and excel in all practice areas.

Our people are central to our mission. We foster innovation, ambition, and growth, providing opportunities for direct client interaction, involvement in exciting transactions and disputes, and continuous learning. Joining our diverse team means embracing intellectual challenges, accountability, and enjoying a range of social events.

Our culture thrives on trust, tolerance, and flexibility, supported by our leaders and embodied by all. Experience the Pestalozzi future firsthand. 

We are a diverse team of strong, empathic and entrepreneurial legal professionals, united in our desire to advise and represent our prestigious clients to the very highest standards. We guide and support our clients in their strategic business decisions, anticipate future challenges and help solve critical issues. As a fully integrated firm, we are unique in offering our clients seamless access to our expertise – and our people an unparalleled breadth of experience – across our practice groups and locations.

At Pestalozzi, we have a culture of flat hierarchies. With over 100 professionals in Zurich and Geneva, we are firmly rooted in Switzerland’s two main commercial hubs. At the same time, we have a long history of working with the world’s leading independent law firms, including as part of the LexMundi network, to deliver sought-after know-how in multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes.

Our people are at the heart of what we do. We empower them to connect with clients from day one – and learn from experienced partners on ground-breaking deals and cases. Our team enjoys intellectual challenges, a high degree of accountability and a range of social events. We continuously seek new ways to support diversity and inclusiveness and are a member of Advance (weadvance.ch), the leading business association for gender equality in Switzerland. Pestalozzi offers everyone to work up to 40% from home and offers flextime models as standard. We are committed to exploring ways to make it easier for new parents to return to the workplace. We pride ourselves on a culture of trust, tolerance and flexibility – backed by our leaders and brought to life by all of us.

We embrace innovation, welcome ambition and empower you to learn and grow. Be part of the Pestalozzi future.

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Are you and Pestalozzi a fit?

We provide an enriching learning environment, but encourage you to be proactive in seeking out opportunities. We offer freedom, but expect you to be motivated, independent and entrepreneurial in your work. We require a high degree of commitment, but support you on your path to ambitious goals.

We celebrate our people’s individual strengths and differences which makes it difficult to define a single Pestalozzi personality. However, our people are:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • Intelligent
  • Motivated
  • Ambitious
  • Results-driven
  • Hardworking
  • Independent

Does that sound like you? Then you will thrive at Pestalozzi.

Explore our benefits

  • We empower you: At Pestalozzi, you create your own career. We embrace lifelong learning, personal development and positive people experience. We believe in accountability and personal responsibility – and we give you the freedom to work towards your own ambitious goals.
  • We co-create the future: As thought leaders, we embrace innovation and invite everyone at Pestalozzi to contribute their ideas. It’s how we shape the future for our firm and our clients. Our modern offices and flexible working models inspire a positive mindset and constructive collaboration.
  • We put people first: We build our people policies around trust, empowering you through flexible working models to balance your work life and personal needs. We also make a difference through meaningful pro bono projects, sustainability efforts and our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
  • We are the whole package: We work hard, but we play hard as well. Team sports, skiing trips, afterwork drinks – our packed calendar of social events, thoughtful initiatives and imaginative surprises boost the fun factor. We also support your health and wellbeing by investing in ergonomic workspaces, for example.
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